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I have been on 10mg Escitalopram for four weeks then bumped

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I have been on 10mg Escitalopram for four weeks then bumped to 20mg for two weeks; just beginning sixth week in total. I was placed on this for anxiety and to help me titrate off Clonazepam which I am prescribed .5mg. I have since developed depression and increased anxiety, apathy and intrusive thoughts. I have never felt this way in my life. I have brain fog and can't think. I've been on Escitalopram in the past at 40mg and never noticed any problems. Could there be an explanation for this? What would cause the brain fog, indifference and apathy? indifference, tearfulness, and anxiety?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


I am happy to help.

4 to 6 weeks , as a rule of thumb, is enough time to give the adjustment period that might be needed for this mediation.

I think you are about there.

IT can be a side effect and the medication most likely needs to be changed.

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Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla.

I understand your concerns.

How long have you had these problems? Do you take any other medications?